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Undergraduate Catalog-Handbook 2015-2016
Mount Carmel College of Nursing
   
 
  Nov 22, 2017
 
 
    
Undergraduate Catalog-Handbook 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Compliance Policies


Non-Discrimination

Mount Carmel College of Nursing does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin (ancestry), religion, sex (including sexual harassment), veteran status, age (40 years old or more), weight, height, marital status (past, present, or future), sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic makeup/information, disability or any other class protected by law. The College is not discriminatory in the administration of its admission or academic policies, financial aid, scholarship program, or any other programs.  An applicant’s need for financial aid will not affect acceptance as a student to the College.

MCCN is committed to maintaining a healthy and safe learning, living, educational, and working environment that is free from discrimination and harassment and to creating an environment that promotes responsibility, dignity, and respect. For a complete copy of the College’s Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy, click here.  

Any individual who believes that he or she has been subjected to discrimination is encouraged to report as follows:

If on the basis of disability, the Title II/Section 504 Coordinator has been designated to handle inquiries and reports. Contact information:

Title II/Section 504 Coordinator
Darrell Spurlock, Jr. PhD, RN
Director, Scholarship and Institutional Effectiveness
Mount Carmel College of Nursing
127 S. Davis Ave.
Columbus, OH 43222
Phone: 614-234-5777
Email: equity@mccn.edu

If on the basis of gender or sex, the Title IX Coordinator (and Deputy Coordinator(s)) have been designated to handle inquires and reports. Contact information:

Title IX Coordinator
Karen Greene
Director, Records and Registration &
Interim Compliance Officer
Mount Carmel College of Nursing
127 S. Davis Ave.
Columbus, OH 43222
Phone: 614-234-5685
Email: kgreene@mccn.edu

Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Darrell Spurlock, Jr. PhD, RN
Director, Scholarship and Institutional Effectiveness
Mount Carmel College of Nursing
127 S. Davis Ave.
Columbus, OH 43222
Phone: 614-234-5777
Email: equity@mccn.edu

 

If on the basis of any other protected class, the College Compliance Officer has been designated to handle inquires and reports. Contact information:

Karen Greene
Director, Records and Registration & Interim Compliance Officer
Mount Carmel College of Nursing
127 S. Davis Ave.
Columbus, OH 43222
Phone: 614-234-5685
Email: kgreene@mccn.edu

Accommodations for Students with Disabilities

Mount Carmel College of Nursing is respectful of students’ rights and responsibilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) as amended by the ADA Amendment Act of 2008 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. These laws require that no qualified person with a disability shall, on the basis of disability, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity which receives or benefits from Federal assistance.

Mount Carmel College of Nursing is committed to serving qualified students with disabilities in its programs and services. Any qualified student with a disability may request an accommodation to ensure that the academic program does not discriminate against or have the effect of discriminating against that student.

Since the nature and severity of disabilities varies, academic adjustments may be applicable only when they are appropriate to the needs of the individual student with a disability. To determine eligibility for academic accommodations, the College requires current and relevant documentation from a qualified professional with expertise in the area of the diagnosed disability/disorder that establishes a disability and its impact on the student and confirms the need for each accommodation requested.

Accommodations

An accommodation (also sometimes called adjustments) is a modification of policies, practices, or procedures that will allow the student with a disability/disorder to meet the requirements of the course or program.  Examples of available accommodations may include, but are not necessarily limited to, auxiliary aids and modifications to courses, programs, services, activities, or facilities.  The College will take all steps necessary to ensure that its students are not excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or otherwise subjected to discrimination in any program or activity because of a lack of

auxiliary aids and services for students with impaired sensory, manual, or speaking skills. The College, however, cannot honor requests for accommodations that would fundamentally alter academic requirements that are essential to the instruction being pursued by a student or are directly related to any licensing requirements, cause undue hardship on the College, or jeopardize the health or safety of others.

It is the responsibility of the student to make his or her disability status and/or need for an accommodation known to the College, following the process outlined below.  Once notified, the College will work with the student to identify potential accommodations and assess the practicality and effectiveness of each potential accommodation.

Determinations regarding accommodations will be made on a case-by-case basis.  An accommodation must be tailored to address the nature of the disability and the needs of the individual within the context of the requirements of the program of study.  If there are two or more possible accommodations, and one costs more or is more burdensome than the other, the College may choose the less expensive or less burdensome accommodation that is still effective.

Disability Definition

Generally, a person with a disability is one who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.  Major life activities include, but are not limited to, caring for oneself, performing manual tasks, seeing, hearing, eating, sleeping, walking, standing, lifting, bending, speaking, breathing, learning, reading, concentrating, thinking, communicating, and working.

Admission of Students with Disabilities

Students with disabilities may apply to and are considered for admission to the College in the same manner as any other applicant and must meet the same admission requirements and Functional Abilities and Performance Standards, with or without reasonable academic adjustments (accommodations), as all other students.

No student (or prospective student) is required by law to disclose a disability before or after admission to the College. However, disclosure and documentation of a disability is required if academic adjustments (accommodations) are requested.

Students (and prospective students) are encouraged to review the Functional Abilities and Performance Standards that are essential for the safe practice of professional nursing and for successful participation in and completion of a nursing education program. Students will need to demonstrate satisfactory application of these functional abilities and performance standards, with or without reasonable accommodations or academic adjustments, during their course of study in nursing.

Functional Abilities and Performance Standards

Mount Carmel College of Nursing believes that certain essential functional abilities and performance standards are necessary for the safe practice of professional nursing and the successful participation in completion of a nursing education program

Students (and prospective students) are encouraged to review these Functional Abilities and Performance Standards. Students will need to demonstrate satisfactory application of these functional abilities and performance standards, with or without reasonable accommodations or academic adjustments, during their course of study in nursing.

The essential functional abilities and performance standards include:

  • Sensory:  The ability to gather accurate and complete data from the physical environment using vision, touch, and hearing. Ability to accurately distinguish between colors and see changes in colors; discriminate, visually, at the millimeter level between technical markings and small type fonts; ability to hear device and overhead alarms, communicate via telephone and other electronic modes of communication, and use a stethoscope to auscultate sounds within the human body; tactile ability to sense changes in the temperature of an object, including the skin of another person, perceive pulsatile forces (such as produced in an artery by the contraction of the heart), and to detect the presence of abnormal bumps, nodules, or masses upon palpation of skin and tissues.
  • Communication:  The ability to communicate verbally and non-verbally with other people, including through the use of telecommunication technologies such as phones, computers, and intercoms. Ability to interpret common non-verbal expressions indicating pain, discomfort, anxiety, and other behavioral states. Effectiveness in communication using both written and spoken English. Ability to give and provide information accurately, quickly, and efficiently. The ability to enter text using a standard computer keyboard and print text and place a signature, in a legible fashion, on paper and other surfaces.
  • Cognitive:  Ability to process multiple sources of information, develop an understanding, make judgments and decisions, and take actions based on this information. Ability to read and understand electronic and paper documents, including technical medical and clinical documents, in English. Ability to develop increasingly complex understandings of cultural, social, scientific, and interpersonal concepts necessary for making sound professional nursing judgments. Ability to take measurements, communicate and describe the physical environment quantitatively, perform advanced arithmetic and numerical operations (such as is necessary for calculating medication dosages and rates), and interpret graphical displays of scientific and real-time physiologic data.
  • Motor:  Fine and gross motor skills sufficient to operate common clinical equipment such as IV pumps, suction devices, and floor lifts; ability to perform a physical assessment or examination on clients across the lifespan; ability to carry out delicate and/or emergency clinical procedures such as airway suctioning, intravenous line insertion, and giving injections. Ability to lift up to 40 pounds independently. Stamina required to completely satisfy nursing work requirements of during a “shift” of 10 consecutive hours.
  • Behavioral and emotional:  Ability to work in teams of diverse providers in a positive, non-threatening, and non-discriminatory manner. Ability to develop effective therapeutic relationships with clients. Ability to effectively perform professional duties in stressful situations and under significant time pressures. Ability to regulate emotions in times of stress, anger, or upset. Ability to adhere to and apply ethical and professional codes of conduct and all applicable laws and regulations. Openness to new experiences, revision of existing attitudes, and positive regard for uncertainty and change in work and study settings.

Procedure

  1. A student requesting academic accommodations1 under this policy must notify the College’s Title II/Section 504 Coordinator (the “Coordinator”) as soon as possible after the need for an accommodation becomes apparent. The student should schedule a meeting with the Coordinator to discuss his or her needs and requested accommodations. The Title II/Section 504 Coordinator has been designated to handle inquiries into academic accommodations. Contact information:

Title II/Section 504 Coordinator
Mount Carmel College of Nursing
127 S. Davis Ave., Columbus, OH 43222
Phone: 614-234-5777 or equity@mccn.edu

  1. Students are required to provide current (generally no more than three years old) documentation of the disability to the Coordinator. This documentation must be from a professional who has undergone appropriate and comprehensive training, has relevant experience and licensure appropriate to the profession (such as a licensed psychologist, physician, or nurse practitioner). The documentation should describe the nature of the disability, the extent to which the disability limits one or more major life activities, and the suggested accommodation(s).
  1. Upon submission of required documentation, the Coordinator will engage in an individualized, interactive process with the student to determine possible academic accommodations. A copy of the official documentation will be maintained in the student’s file by the Coordinator. The Coordinator will review the documentation and any requested accommodations with the appropriate Associate Dean.  If necessary, the Coordinator will discuss any alternative accommodations with the student and the Associate Dean. The determination as to whether a requested accommodation will be granted lies with the Coordinator. (In some situations, a temporary plan may be developed and implemented by the Coordinator, upon notification to the Associate Dean, where additional time is required for diagnostic evaluation.  A minimum of 2 business days is required to implement the accommodations.)
     
  2. The Coordinator will then notify the student of the determination.  If an accommodation is granted, the Coordinator will provide to the student a form setting forth the accommodation for the student to provide to the Department Chair and any instructors. If needed, the instructor and Coordinator will collaborate to plan and implement the academic accommodation.
  1. Students who receive accommodations must meet with the Coordinator at the end of each semester to discuss their progress.
  1. If a student feels that his or her accommodations are not being met, he/she must notify the Coordinator immediately.
  1. If a student has been granted academic accommodations and chooses not to use the accommodation(s), the student is required to notify the Coordinator in writing that the student will not be utilizing the accommodations.
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1 The Ohio Board of Nursing governs requests for accommodations by an applicant for the NCLEX-RN® Examination. The Board has promulgated a policy, available here directly from the Ohio Board of Nursing website. Students are encouraged to review these requirements, including the requirement for a letter from the nursing education program demonstrating that accommodations were in place during the nursing education program.

Grievance Procedure

If the student’s request for an accommodation is denied or the student is dissatisfied with the accommodation being provided, the College encourages the student to engage in an informal dialog with the Coordinator in an attempt to resolve the issue.

If a matter cannot be resolved informally or if the student prefers to file a formal grievance, a written grievance must be submitted to the Academic Dean. The informal resolution process is strictly voluntary and is not a prerequisite to filing a formal grievance.

The student may file a formal grievance by submitting a written grievance to the Academic Dean within fourteen (14) business days of an occurrence giving rise to the grievance. The Academic Dean will then review the issue, request to meet with the student, and then provide the student with a written decision in response to the grievance no later than fifteen (15) business days after the grievance is submitted.  The Academic Dean’s decision shall be final.

A student is not required to file a grievance with the College prior to pursuing any federal or state administrative remedy.

Discrimination Based on Disability

A student who believes he/she has been discriminated against or harassed due to a disability should contact the Coordinator who will assist with making a complaint under the College’s Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy .

Retaliation

The College prohibits retaliation against anyone who files a grievance under this policy or otherwise complains that he or she has been denied equal access in the form of appropriate accommodations, modifications, auxiliary aids or effective communication.

This prohibition of retaliation similarly extends to anyone who has testified, assisted, or participated in any manner in an investigation, proceeding or hearing related to a grievance or complaint under this policy.

Student Privacy

Except where necessary to further the purpose of this policy or where otherwise permitted by law, documentation of a student’s disability will be kept confidential and will not be shared with other administrators or faculty members without the student’s consent according to FERPA. Any request by a student to review the documents associated with his or her request for an accommodation or grievance under this policy should be submitted to the Coordinator.

Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report

Mount Carmel College of Nursing prepares an annual report to comply with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act. The annual Security Report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus and on public property within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the MCCN campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security and other matters.

The College is also required to publish an annual report on fire safety policies and procedures related to the resident apartments.

The full text of this combined report is available here: Campus Security and Fire Safety Report.

A hard copy of the report is available by contacting the Director of Records and Registration (614-234-5685).

Emergency Notification and Response Policy

An emergency or disaster can occur at any time or any place. Being prepared for these situations is imperative to the health and safety of faculty, staff, students and guests on the campus of Mount Carmel College of Nursing. Emergency response and evacuation procedures are in place for the College community.

In the event of a potentially dangerous situation involving the College community, either on or off campus, that, in the judgment of the College President (in consultation with MCW Security or FMC Police) constitutes an ongoing or continuing threat, a campus-wide “timely warning” will be issued without delay. This Crime Alert will be issued through the Crisis Communication Alert System  to students and employees. In-class announcements or other appropriate means will also be used as necessary. The purpose of a Campus Crime Alert is to enable persons to protect themselves, to heighten safety awareness and to seek information that will lead to an arrest and conviction of the perpetrator when violent crimes against persons or major crimes against property have occurred.

If there is an immediate threat to the health or safety of students or employees occurring on campus, MCCN will issue an Emergency Notification. No Crime Alert based on the same circumstance will be issued. However, follow-up information will be disseminated to the community as needed.

To access a complete copy of the Mount Carmel College of Nursing Emergency Notification and Response Policy, click here.  

Communications Alert System

In the event of a potentially dangerous situation involving the College community (on or off campus) that, in the judgment of the College President in consultation with Mount Carmel West Security constitutes an ongoing or continuing threat, a campus-wide “timely warning” will be issued to students and employees via the Communications Alert System, if deemed appropriate, by in-class announcements or other appropriate means. Depending on the type of emergency, the message may direct receivers to the MCCN website (www.mccn.edu) for additional and specific information. Anyone with information warranting a timely warning should report the circumstance by phone to the President (614-234-4340) or in person at the President’s office (Center for Learning and Education, Rm 107).

In addition to these notifications, MCW maintains a Communications Alert Hotline (614-234-5555) to alert employees and students regarding information and instructions regarding emergency situations.

Students can self-register for the Mount Carmel College of Nursing Communications Alert System for alerts and information in times of crisis, disaster, and weather situations. Register at: https://alerts.mccn.edu (best accessed using Internet Explorer as the browser) and follow the prompts. Be sure to do the self-test that is part of the self-registration process to confirm that registration has taken place. To access a tutorial on how to register click here .

Alert system messages are text only and can be sent to cell phones, pagers and email accounts. There is no limit to the number of devices that can be registered.

Once registered, you must update any changes to listed devices, such as new phone numbers, as necessary. If you have questions about the alert system, contact College Relations at 614-234-1372.

Concealed Weapons Policy

Mount Carmel Health System prohibits any person from carrying a concealed firearm or other dangerous weapons onto the premises of Mount Carmel property. Active duty law enforcement officers and qualified retired law enforcement officers are exempt from this policy.

  • Definition of Mount Carmel property: Mount Carmel owned or operated offices, buildings, vehicles, parking lots, garages and campus grounds.

College students, faculty, and staff members are prohibited from carrying concealed firearms or other dangerous weapons while functioning in any College-related role, regardless of location, unless specifically permitted as part of an official College program or experience (such as ROTC, etc.).

Violations of this policy can result in sanctions up to and including removal from campus housing or premises, dismissal from programs and the College (for students), and for employees, corrective action up to and including termination of employment.
 

Confidentialty and Disclosure of Educational Records (FERPA)

Annually, Mount Carmel College of Nursing informs students of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), as amended. This act was designed to protect the privacy of educational records, and affords students certain rights with respect to their education records.  (An “eligible student” under FERPA is a student who is 18 years or age or older or who attends a postsecondary institution at any age). These rights include:

  1. The right to inspect and review education records within 45 days of the day the College receives a request for access. Students should submit to the Director of Records and Registration written requests that identify the record(s) they wish to inspect. The Director will make arrangements for access and notify the student of the time and place where the record may be inspected. If the record is not maintained by the Office of Records and Registration, the Director shall advise the student of the correct official to whom the request should be addressed.
  2. The right to request amendment of the student’s education record that the student believes is inaccurate. Students should write the College official responsible for the record, clearly identify the part of the record they want changed, and specify why it is inaccurate. If the College decides not to amend the record as requested, the College will notify the student of the decision and advise the student of his/her right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the student when notified of the right to a hearing.
  3. The right to consent to disclosure of personally identifiable information contained in the student’s education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent. One exception which permits disclosure without consent, is disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official is a person employed by the College in an administrative, supervisory, academic or research, or support staff position (including MCHS law enforcement unit personnel); a person or company with whom the College has contracted (such as an attorney, auditor, or collection agent); a person serving on the Board of Trustees; or a student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee, or assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks. A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility.
  4. The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by Mount Carmel College of Nursing to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the Office that administers FERPA is:

Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202-4605

www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/index.html

Who is Protected Under FERPA?

Students who are currently enrolled in higher education institutions or were formerly enrolled regardless of their age or status in regard to parental dependency are protected under FERPA. Students who have applied but have not attended MCCN are not protected under FERPA.

Directory Information

At its discretion, the College may provide Directory Information in accordance with the provisions of FERPA. Directory Information is defined as that information which would not generally be considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if disclosed.

Designated Directory Information at Mount Carmel College of Nursing includes the following: student name, address, telephone number(s), email address, photograph, date of birth, degree and major field of study, dates of attendance, class level, class schedule, expected date of graduation, full-time or part-time status, degrees and awards received (including honors), participation in officially recognized activities, student ID numbers (which are unique but do not grant access to protected systems), and most recent previous educational institution attended.

Currently enrolled students may withhold the release of Directory Information by contacting the Director of Records and Registration to complete a FERPA Directory Information Disclosure Form.

Please note that withholding requests are binding for all information to all parties other than for those exceptions allowed under FERPA. Students should consider all aspects of a Directory Hold prior to filing such a request and be advised that doing so will make this important information unavailable to all who might inquire, including prospective employers, credit agencies, and others to whom students may want this information known or verified. It is recommended that students carefully consider whether privacy of Directory Information outweighs the potential inconvenience of having it withheld.

Students must submit a Request for Faculty Reference Form (Nightingale e-form) when requesting a letter that will contain personally identifiable information (PII) such as grade information. Once submitted, students are instructed to notify the faculty member from whom they are requesting the reference with the necessary information. The faculty member must then verify that the form has been completed before including PII in the letter of reference.

For a complete copy of the College’s Confidentiality and Disclosure of Educational Records, click here.  

Constitution Day

The College complies with legislation requiring all federally funded educational institutions to hold an educational program pertaining to the United States Constitution each year on September 17. Constitution Day commemorates the September 17, 1787, signing of the Constitution. If this date falls on a weekend, the observation will be held during the preceding or following week.

Drug-Free Policy

Unlawful possession, use, production, distribution, or sale of alcohol or other drugs by any faculty, staff, or student is prohibited on college property or as any part of college activities.

Mount Carmel’s policy is created to comply with the Drug-Free School and Communities Act Amendments of 1989 (Public Law 101-226), which requires that the college show it has adopted and implemented a program to prevent the illicit use of drugs and the abuse of alcohol by faculty, staff, and students, and to set forth the standards to provide a community setting that is safe, healthy, and productive for all faculty, staff, and students of Mount Carmel College of Nursing. The college distributes this policy annually throughout the college community and includes information about referral and treatment, applicable laws and sanctions, and current assessments of possible health risks.  For a complete copy of the Mount Carmel Drug Free policy, click here .

To provide a safe working environment, area hospitals and other institutions require individuals who provide care to patients to undergo drug testing.  For this reason, students entering Mount Carmel College of Nursing will undergo similar drug testing to meet the criteria of clinical agencies. All entering students in the pre-licensure BSN, Second Degree Accelerated Program, and graduate nursing programs will undergo drug testing as a condition of clinical affiliation experiences.  Students will use CastleBranch to obtain drug screenings. Drug screening results will be reported to the appropriate Associate Dean and to the Academic Dean at Mount Carmel College of Nursing.

A student’s ability to enter into a clinical affiliation experience is contingent upon a drug screening that indicates no evidence of drug use (negative for drug use).  The student is responsible for the cost of the drug screening and any repeat drug screenings.  An initial drug screening result that indicates dilution of the sample, or is positive for drug use, will require a repeat urine drug screen and repeat payment

To decrease the possibility of a urine specimen that is dilute, students are encouraged to limit fluid and/or caffeine intake the day before and prior to arriving at the testing center for specimen collection.  Another tip to prevent a dilute specimen is to arrive at the testing center early in the day, before the student consumes any liquids.  Urine is concentrated overnight when sleeping.

Any student who refuses testing is considered to have a positive drug test and will be required to follow the substance abuse procedure as outlined in the Catalog-Handbook.  A second refusal will be considered a second positive drug test, and the student will be dismissed from Mount Carmel College of Nursing.

Missing Students Policy

If a member of the MCCN community has reason to believe that a MCCN student who lives in the resident apartments has been missing for 24 hours, he/she should immediately contact the following administrators:

  1. College President, 614-234-4340, Center for Learning & Education (CLE), Room 107
  2. Academic Dean, 614-234-5950, Center for Learning & Education (CLE), Room 106
  3. Associate Dean, Graduate Program 614-234-5237, Marian Hall, Rom 319
  4. Associate Dean, Undergraduate Program, 614-234-1788, Marian Hall, Room 209
  5. Director, Records and Registration, 614-234-5685, Marian Hall Room 202
  6. Director, Student Life 614-234-5828, Center for Learning & Education (CLE), Room 209

The College President will immediately notify other appropriate law enforcement agencies upon receipt of a missing student report. If the Law Enforcement agency makes an official determination that a student is missing, emergency contact procedures will be initiated within 24-hours in accordance with the student’s designation. In addition, College administrators or their designees will be notified to include the Director of Financial Aid, Director of Student Life, and Director of College Relations. 

Student Emergency Contact Information

Each student who lives in the resident apartments may register contact information to be notified in the event the student is determined to be missing. Student contact information will be registered confidentially, will be accessible only to authorized College officials and may not be disclosed except to law enforcement personnel in furtherance of a missing person investigation. 

If a missing student is under 18 years of age and is not emancipated, MCCN is required to notify his or her custodial parent or guardian within 24-hours after the student is determined to be missing, in addition to notifying any additional contact person designated by the student.

Nursing Education Costs

Mount Carmel College of Nursing is committed to helping each student realize the goal of becoming a professional healthcare practitioner.

Through reasonable fees, accommodating payment plans, tuition financing, and a variety of aid programs including scholarships, work-study initiatives, tuition discount programs for Mount Carmel employees, and federal and state grants the College goes to great lengths to make nursing education affordable. Click here to link to the Mount Carmel Net Price Calculator.

Policy on Bullying

Mount Carmel College of Nursing is committed to maintaining an institutional climate that fosters an open learning and working environment.  It is the College’s policy that bullying and oral harassment are unacceptable behaviors that will not be tolerated or condoned by the College.

Bullying includes repeated and/or severe, aggressive behavior likely to intimate or intentionally hurt, control, or diminish another person physically or mentally.  It also includes speaking to another person in a loud, abusive, rough, or threatening manner which creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive teaching/ learning/working environment. It could also include racial, religious, cultural, homophobic, special educational needs, disability, and cyber (social website, mobile phones, text messages, photographs, and email) bullying.

Any bullying alleged to be based on:

  • gender or sex will be processed the Title IX Policy and any reports are to be made under the procedures set forth in that policy; or
  • any other protected class will be processed under the Anti-Discrimination Anti-Harassment Policy and any reports are to be made under the procedures set forth in that policy. 

A student is encouraged to report any other alleged instances of bullying to the Compliance Officer. The Compliance Officer will assist the student in determining which internal complaint process is appropriate.  If the complaint is against an employee, the Compliance Officer will direct the student to MCHS Human Resources.

If the complaint is against a student, the Compliance Officer will conduct an investigation to determine whether a violation of this Policy has occurred, including the extent and severity of the violation.  Every effort will be made to resolve the Complaint. Depending on the severity of the Complaint, the Compliance Officer, may in his/her discretion, refer Complaint to the student discipline process as described in the Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy.  The procedures that will be followed and the consequences of violation of this Policy are those set forth in the Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy in the following Sections:

  • Disciplinary Process;
  • Confidentiality;
  • Resources and Support Services;
  • False Information; and
  • Retaliation.

Reporting of Sexual Offenders

Information Regarding Registered Sexually Violent Predators

The Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act requires sex offenders, who must register under state law, to provide notice of enrollment or employment at any institution of higher education in that state where the offender resides, as well as notice of each change of enrollment or employment status at the institution. In turn, this information will be made available by the state authorities to the local law enforcement agency that has jurisdiction where the institution is located.

Ohio law requires that convicted sex offenders must register with the county in which they reside. In Franklin and Fairfield Counties in Ohio, sex offenders register with the Sheriff’s Office for a designated time period. Sex offenders are classified as 1) sexually oriented offenders, 2) habitual sex offenders, and 3) sexual predators.

Registered Sexually Violent Predators Enrolled in or Employed at Mount Carmel College of Nursing

Mount Carmel College of Nursing will make available to the entire College constituency, information on any sexual predator who enrolls in or is employed at the College. The information is made available to the College by the Sheriff’s Department and includes the offender’s name, address, physical description, photograph, and the offense of which the person was convicted. The file is located in the College office. Please contact the College President’s office for specific information on individuals.

The President’s office will notify the College community in writing if a sexual predator has been enrolled or hired by the College. For a complete copy of the College’s policy, click here. 

Student Complaints and Grievances

Mount Carmel College of Nursing has a formal process for addressing and resolving student complaints and grievances emerging from alleged violations of College policies, procedures, or established practices on the part of a College faculty member, staff member, or department. This policy addresses student complaints and grievances not otherwise covered by another College policy or procedure. For a complete copy of the College’s policy, click here.  

When registering complaints, students must follow appropriate procedures. If a student has any questions about the proper procedure to follow, they may contact the Mount Carmel College of Nursing Compliance Officer at 614-234-5213 or compliance@mccn.edu.

The College seeks to resolve complaints and grievances in a timely manner. Each complaint or grievance generally requires some level of investigation, fact-finding, and deliberation. Thus, timeframes for resolving complaints can vary depending upon the nature and extent of the complaint or grievance.

Title IV Compliance

The College is in compliance with its program responsibilities associated with the Higher Education Amendments of 1998 (HEA98) via publication on the Department of Education’s College Navigator. Click nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/  for details.

Title IX Compliance

Mount Carmel College of Nursing is committed to maintaining a healthy and safe learning, living, educational, and working environment that is free from gender discrimination and harassment and to creating an environment that promotes responsibility, dignity, and respect in matters of sexual conduct.  Title IX prohibits Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation of any kind on the basis of sex.  Title IX also prohibits Violence Against Women Act offenses (“Sexual and Interpersonal Offenses”) such as sexual assault, sexual misconduct, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Any person, regardless of gender, can be a victim/survivor of a Title IX violation. This Policy applies to both on-campus and off-campus conduct, academic, educational, co-curricular, and other MCCN programs.  Any Title IX violation is strictly prohibited and will not be tolerated.

By providing resources for prevention, education, support, investigation, and a fair disciplinary process, MCCN seeks to eliminate Title IX violations. MCCN is dedicated to preventing these violations by providing:

  • Education and prevention programming informing the community about the risks and myths that contribute to violence.
  • Assistance and support including interim support measures.
  • Processes for reliable and impartial investigation and adjudication that includes appropriate disciplinary sanctions for those who commit Title IX violations including suspension and dismissal. When a violation does occur, MCCN will take appropriate steps to prevent its recurrence and remedy the discriminatory effect on the reporter (and victim/survivor if different from the reporter) and others, as appropriate.

Research on the causes of sexual violence and evaluation of prevention efforts indicates that bystanders (also referred to as witnesses, defenders, or upstanders) are a key piece of prevention work. Click here  for information about bystander-focused prevention of sexual violence. 

MCCN’s Policy is designed to comply with applicable state and federal laws. MCCN reserves the right to modify or deviate from this Policy when, in the sole judgment of MCCN, circumstances warrant, in order to protect the rights of the involved parties, or to comply with the law.

This Policy describes how MCCN typically responds to reports of Title IX violations. It also:

  • Provides guidance for those who have been the victim/survivor of such a violation.
  • Outlines MCCN’s student disciplinary response to alleged violations.
  • Identifies the relevant places within MCCN responsible for the Policy and programs associated with it.

The MCCN Title IX Compliance Officer (“Compliance Officer”)1 handles matters related to Title IX violations.  The Compliance Officer may be reached at 614-234-5685, 127 S. Davis Ave, Columbus, Ohio 43222. The Compliance Officer will help students or employees:

  • Access medical and mental health treatment.
  • Report the Sexual or Interpersonal Offense to the police.
  • Access support resources.
  • Assist the victim/survivor in obtaining a MCCN no-contact order, a court-issued restraining order, or other lawful order of protection.

MCCN encourages students and employees who have been the victim/survivor of Sexual or Interpersonal Offenses to pursue criminal charges against the person or persons they believe to have committed the crime. A criminal charge and a MCCN investigation or disciplinary complaint may be pursued at the same time. Students or employees may file a disciplinary complaint with or without pursuing criminal charges. Victim/survivor support and resources are available regardless of criminal charges, or MCCN disciplinary action.

For a complete copy of the Mount Carmel Title IX Policy, click here . Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Mount Carmel Title IX Officer (614-234-5213) or the Deputy Title IX Office (614-234-5777).127 S. Davis Ave, Columbus, Ohio 43222.

Voter Registration

Mount Carmel College of Nursing will distribute voter registration forms to all enrolled students no less than 60 days before the published voter registration deadline for any state or federal election.